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Why Wasn't Andrew McCabe Charged?

The Justice Department announced Friday that it is closing its investigation of Andrew McCabe, the FBI's former deputy director, over his false statements to investigators probing an unauthorized leak that McCabe had orchestrated. McCabe was fired in March 2018, shortly after a blistering Justice Department inspector general (IG) report concluded that he repeatedly and blatantly lied - or, as the Bureau lexicon puts it, "lacked candor" - when questioned, including under oath.Why not indict McCabe on felony false-statements charges? That is the question being pressed by incensed Trump supporters. After all, the constitutional guarantee of equal justice under the law is supposed to mean...

Facebook Prepares for Wave of Influencer Marketing in Politics
Facebook Prepares for Wave of Influencer Marketing in Politics

(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. is trying to clarify how it will handle a new wrinkle in the world of digital political advertising: politicians paying influencers to post on social media platforms like Instagram, which it owns.In the past, political entities were technically barred from offering money for posts, which has become a common practice for marketers. But Facebook is changing its policy after a New York Times report this week about how Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign is paying Instagram creators to make and distribute posts making him "look cool."(Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)A company spokeswoman said...

Trump is taking almost $1 billion from Navy shipbuilding projects to build the border wall
Trump is taking almost $1 billion from Navy shipbuilding projects to build the border wall

The Trump administration is defying Congress and raiding $1 billion from projects like the America-class assault ship.

Mississippi inmate with broken arm waits weeks for a cast
Mississippi inmate with broken arm waits weeks for a cast

As the Justice Department investigates deaths and violence in the Mississippi prison system, one inmate had to wait about a month to get a cast on his arm that was broken during a prison riot, people close to the injured man say. The state Department of Corrections will not answer questions about Clayton's situation. "For privacy reasons, the department is unable to discuss an inmate's medical condition," department spokeswoman Grace Simmons Fisher wrote Thursday in response to an email from The Associated Press.

Coronavirus updates: 1,700 heath workers infected, first fatality in Japan
Coronavirus updates: 1,700 heath workers infected, first fatality in Japan

As more 'wartime' measures are implemented, here is the latest.

Experts are probing whether the coronavirus can be spread through communal sewage systems after a Hong Kong high-rise found 2 cases 10 floors apart
Experts are probing whether the coronavirus can be spread through communal sewage systems after a Hong Kong high-rise found 2 cases 10 floors apart

Hong Kong health authorities evacuated residents in Hong Mei House and are investigating. SARS had spread via fecal matter during its 2003 outbreak.

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Russia's security service tells internet firms to hand over user data: The Bell

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has ordered some of the country's major internet companies to give it continuous access to their systems, The Bell investigative website reported late on Tuesday, citing three sources at the firms. The list, drawn up by Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor, contains more than 200 entities such as popular messenger service Telegram, some Yandex services, social network VK and classified advertisement website Avito.ru. The Bell said the orders, which the companies received last year, demanded they install equipment allowing FSB employees to have continuous access to their information systems and the keys to decode users' communications.

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido returns home, fighting erupts
Venezuela opposition leader Guaido returns home, fighting erupts

Opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to Venezuela on Tuesday after an international support-building tour and called on the people in the crisis-wracked nation to keep pushing back against President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido -- who had defied a travel ban to visit Colombia, the United States, Canada and several European nations -- was greeted by a throng of cheering supporters at the international airport outside the capital Caracas. Shortly before his arrival, fighting broke out between his followers -- including several lawmakers -- and Maduro's supporters.

Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration over Rule Requiring Separate Abortion Billing for Obamacare Insurers
Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration over Rule Requiring Separate Abortion Billing for Obamacare Insurers

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday, objecting to the administration's rule requiring Obamacare insurers to bill separately for abortions.The rule, scheduled to take effect June 27, would require health-insurance companies that participate in the Affordable Care Act marketplace to send a second bill to patients for abortions, separate from their bill for other healthcare. Patients will have to pay using two separate checks, two money orders, or two electronic transactions.In their lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Planned Parenthood of Maryland and the ACLU argue that...

A KFC food worker in China was infected with the coronavirus, despite efforts to curb spreading with contactless delivery and thousands of store closures
A KFC food worker in China was infected with the coronavirus, despite efforts to curb spreading with contactless delivery and thousands of store closures

Yum China, the parent company of KFC in China, has already closed multiple stores to curb further spreading of the deadly disease.

Thousands of Miles From Wuhan, a U.S. City Is Shaken by Coronavirus
Thousands of Miles From Wuhan, a U.S. City Is Shaken by Coronavirus

PITTSBURGH -- In 2003, when SARS was spreading, Edward Zhang was not yet a teenager and living with his parents in Wuhan, China, largely dependent on the morning paper and the nightly news to know what was happening in the next city over.The world has changed a lot since then. Now, as the coronavirus renders his home city a ghost town, overwhelming hospitals and forcing his friends and family to don masks in their own homes, Zhang is updated constantly despite living over 7,000 miles away, in Pittsburgh."I might be finding things out faster than my parents," he said, describing a steady stream of videos, photographs and reports from his friends in Wuhan, even information about...

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown reveals Republican senators privately admit Trump is
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown reveals Republican senators privately admit Trump is 'reckless and unfit'

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) had some harsh words for his Republican colleagues following the acquittal of President Trump.Brown, like his fellow Democrats, voted to remove Trump from office on both articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. But he still wanted to get his point across. So in an op-ed in The New York Times he offered a scathing rebuke of the GOP for, as he sees it, cowering before the Trump administration.The senator noted many Republicans in the upper chamber were especially offended by the suggestion from lead House prosecutor Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) that they were warned by the White House to vote in favor of Trump or their heads "will...

'Wrong Move': Republican Lawmakers Respond to Romney's Conviction Vote

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday moved to criticize Senator Mitt Romney (R., Utah) after he announced his intent to vote to convict President Trump on one article of impeachment."Wrong, wrong, wrong move," Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio said of Romney's decision. Jordan is the ranking Republican member of the House Oversight Committee and a staunch Trump ally who countered House Democrats' impeachment drive.Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) told CNN he was "surprised" and disappointed by the decision. The president's son Donald Trump Jr. was harsher in his criticism."Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS. He was too weak to beat the Democrats...

How Iowa
How Iowa's caucus disaster softened Biden's loss and marred Warren's overperformance

The Iowa caucuses may as well have happened under a rock.With its 41 delegates making up just a percentage of the total delegate pool out there, Iowa gets an outsized reputation in the presidential primary process simply because it comes first. But with the full results of its caucuses still unrevealed 36 hours later, the often candidacy-ending state has lost most of its power.Things didn't look good for former Vice President Joe Biden before the Iowa caucuses began, with state polls showing him far from the runaway frontrunner status he once claimed. The first chunk of results from Iowa backed that up: With 71 percent of precincts reporting, he was in a solid fourth place and could...

North Carolina man accused of setting woman on fire at traffic stop
North Carolina man accused of setting woman on fire at traffic stop

A North Carolina man is in custody, accused of dousing a woman with a flammable liquid and setting her on fire Monday.

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Norwegian won't issue $32,000 refund to family that canceled Asian cruise over coronavirus

A Maui woman said that when her family tried to cancel their upcoming Asia cruise, Norwegian wouldn't refund any of the $32,000 they'd already paid.

Ohio man calls police 25 times for help finding hoodie, is charged with felony
Ohio man calls police 25 times for help finding hoodie, is charged with felony

A Cincinnati man was arrested early Monday after authorities said he called police more than 25 times to get help looking for his lost hoodie.

Second monarch butterfly sanctuary worker found dead in Mexico
Second monarch butterfly sanctuary worker found dead in Mexico

Body of part-time tour guide Raúl Hernández found days after that of reserve manager Homero Gómez González in MichoacánA second worker at Mexico's famed monarch butterfly sanctuary has been found murdered, sparking concerns that the defenders of one of Mexico's most emblematic species are being slain with impunity.The body of Raúl Hernández Romero, a part-time tour guide, was found on Saturday, showing injuries possibly inflicted by a sharp object, according to prosecutors in the western state of Michoacán.Hernández had been reported missing on 27 January in the town of Angangueo, in the heart of the federally protected Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a Unesco world heritage site...

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Clip of Samsung's next folding smartphone in action surfaces online

On Sunday, Twitter user Ben Geskin posted what appears to be the first hands-on video of what is allegedly Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip. With Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event less than two weeks away, rumors and leaks are flooding the web regarding what hardware the company is expected to announce. In a clip published earlier this month, the tech giant teased two new Galaxy devices set to be introduced which are rumored to be the next Galaxy S series flagship and a brand-new folding smartphone with a flexible display.

Rothschild heir accuses Vienna of
Rothschild heir accuses Vienna of 'perpetuating' Nazi laws: reports

A member of the Rothschild family is suing the city of Vienna, accusing it of "perpetuating" Nazi laws by plundering the Jewish banking family's foundation, media reports said Saturday. The Financial Times reported that the dispute -- over the long-forgotten charitable trust set up to provide psychiatric help -- is one of the largest-ever restitution claims by Nazi regime victims' descendants. Austria's Kurier daily and Profil magazine carried similar reports on the case, for which a Vienna district court hearing has been set on February 20.

Democrats are having a field day after Trump
Democrats are having a field day after Trump's lawyers accidentally made the strongest case to call witnesses in his impeachment trial

Democrats are gloating after the president's lawyers complained that there isn't enough firsthand evidence to impeach him.

Sanders Takes Iowa Lead Over Buttigieg, Biden in NYT Poll
Sanders Takes Iowa Lead Over Buttigieg, Biden in NYT Poll

(Bloomberg) -- Senator Bernie Sanders has jumped to the lead in Iowa over Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, while support for Elizabeth Warren has slipped, according to a New York Times/Siena poll released on Saturday.  The poll showed a wide margin of error, with many voters still open to switching their choice in the final days before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses are held Feb. 3.Sanders had the support of 25% of likely caucus-goers, up six points since the previous version of the survey in late October - chiefly at the expense of fellow progressive Warren. He's pulled ahead of former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Buttigieg at 18% and former Vice President Biden at 17%. Warren was at...

Bloomberg Offers Few Details to Back Up Trillions in Spending

(Bloomberg) -- Ask Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg how he'll pay for his plans to create jobs, provide health insurance and repair roads and bridges, and you get the same answer: Wait until you see my tax plan.Bloomberg has released almost 20 proposals since joining the race on Nov. 24: $1.2 trillion for infrastructure. $70 billion of federal spending in low-income neighborhoods to aid black homeownership. Another trillion and a half for health care. He hasn't detailed where the money for the ambitious proposals will come from.If Bloomberg comes out of Super Tuesday among the Democratic race's top tier, there will be increasing pressure on him to explain how he's going...

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps after Sadr supporters withdraw
Iraqi security forces raid protest camps after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces fired bullets and tear gas on Saturday in raids on protest camps in Baghdad and southern cities, killing four people and wounding dozens more, police and medical sources said. The new push to end the sit-in protests and restore order came hours after populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who has millions of supporters in Baghdad and the south, said he would end his involvement in anti-government unrest. Sadr's supporters, who had bolstered the protesters and sometimes helped shield them from attacks by security forces and unidentified gunmen, began withdrawing from sit-in camps early on Saturday after his announcement.

A senator just asked 4 of Trump
A senator just asked 4 of Trump's cabinet officials 'when and how' the government might block travel from China to the US

Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri asked several cabinet officials if the US has plans to block travel between the US and China.


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